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Where did the French Pettyjohn family come from? What is the French Pettyjohn family crest and coat of arms? When did the Pettyjohn family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Pettyjohn family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Petitjean, Pettitjean, Pettittjean, PetitJean, PettitJean, PettittJean, Petijean, Pettijean, Pettijean, PetiJean, PettiJean, Pettitjohn, Petijohn, Pettijohn, Pettitjohn, PetitJohn, PettitJohn, PettittJohn, PettyJohn, Petyjohn and many more.

First found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Rotalier. The main stem of the family would also be elected to the nobility of Bourgogne, and Pierre Petitjean was a counselor in 1751 in the Chambre des Comptes de Bourgogne.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pettyjohn research. Another 162 words(12 lines of text) covering the year 1355 is included under the topic Early Pettyjohn History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Pettyjohn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre Petitjean arrived in Quebec from Aunis on the west coast of France in 1710. This is most likely his point of embarkation, not his home province. Jean PetitJean arrived in Lousiana in 1715. Mr. Petitjean arrived in Louisiana in 1719..


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  1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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The Pettyjohn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pettyjohn Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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